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Tea With Tracey. A Travel Narrative Report By: Brooklyn Beauchamp. Tea with Tracey. Written by Tracey Caswell Grew up in a small town in Canada M arried and relocated to Bermuda Wrote the book as a narrative of her experiences and life in Bermuda

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Tea with tracey

Tea With Tracey

A Travel Narrative Report By:

Brooklyn Beauchamp

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Tea with Tracey

  • Written by Tracey Caswell

  • Grew up in a small town in Canada

  • Married and relocated to Bermuda

  • Wrote the book as a narrative of her experiences and life in Bermuda

  • Provides advice to women who are thinking about moving to Bermuda

  • Describes atmosphere, working conditions, cuisine, scenery and residence life

Coping with the weather
Coping with the Weather

  • VERY humid

  • Hot summers- air conditioning expensive; fans best solution

  • Cold, comfortable winters

  • Be prepared for hurricanes


  • “If you don’t REALLY need it, DON’T bring it!”

  • Keep only what you are prepared to use

  • Always keep things clean and less cluttered

  • Half of what you presently own is useless in Bermuda


  • Conserve water

  • Rain water is collected from roof, stored in tank

  • Use only what you need-overuse can create problems for visitors

  • “Be sensible. Be aware. Think. An early morning shower is pointless if you’ll be on the beach before noon



  • Grocery and house bills are double or triple typical prices.

  • Live on a budget

  • Only buy what you need

  • Enjoy free activities- picnics, walks on the beaches, see tourist sights. Go to early bird specials for dinner

Be considerate
Be Considerate

  • Bermuda has many laws, controls and regulations

  • Necessary for the survival of the quality of life

  • Be considerate of their permit laws

  • Follow common dress codes-must have shirt at all times, appropriate length, modest, not individualistic

  • Bermudians deserve first rights

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Be Considerate

  • Patience is required!

  • Bermudians work very slow

  • “Island time”- more laid back unlike Americans

  • “YOU MUST SLOW DOWN”. Bermudians will not speed up to your time

  • Try to learn their dialect. Different language

  • Keep their land clean and no littering!

Cuisine entertainment
Cuisine & Entertainment

  • Try popular foods- Cassava pie, shadeesh, wahoo, cod fish cakes

  • Theatre productions, Bermuda Festival in January, live productions at hotels, movie theatres, and night clubs

  • Beaches!

  • Cup Match in August

Transportatio n

  • 1 car per house

  • Obey traffic laws- 20 mph

  • Bikes and motorcycles

  • Recommend bike transport to save gas money

  • “Pink & Blue” city buses

  • Bring jacket and scarf-cold on bikes

  • Small, tight roads

Plants animals
Plants & Animals

Respect the wild life

Natural, wild trees and plants. Be careful of poisonous plants

Bermuda bird- Longtail

Beware of the toads and gophers!

Be environmentally friendly


  • Become adjusted

  • Read local newspapers, magazines and travel brochures

  • Learn government laws

  • Walk every street and learn landmarks to find your way around

  • Write letters to family

  • Stay busy-Volunteer

Other recommendations
Other Recommendations

  • Purchase “Dining out in Bermuda”

  • Best restaurant examples: Flanagan's and Portofino

  • Buy clothes at Smith’s and other stores in Pagent Plaza

  • Best supermarket deals at Market Place

  • Get library card and video club membership

  • Take a year to adjust

Would i recommend
Would I Recommend?

  • Would recommend to women

  • People who are considering moving abroad

  • People who are considering traveling to Bermuda

  • Liked how she described the island

  • Liked how she gave a personal view of living in Bermuda

  • Enjoyed reading her stories and recommendations